is important is when you think of
tumor cell biology," Huttenlocher said. "A tumor should not
be able to invade and metastasize if the individual cells can't move away
from each other."
In addition to gaining the ability to stop cell migration, understanding
the basic mechanisms could be used, for example, to make desirable cells
get into wounds to promote healing, she said.
The December paper was written by Huttenlocher and Alan F. Horwitz, head
of the U. of I. department of cell and structural biology; Sean P. Palecek,
a Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; Qui Lu, Wenzli Zhang and Ronald L. Mellgren of
the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo; Douglas A. Lauffenburger of the Center
for Biomedical Engineering at MIT; and Mark H. Gingsberg of the Scripps
Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. The work was funded by the National
Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation.
The Cell Biology paper was written by Huttenlocher, Horwitz and U. of
I. graduate students.
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